Choosing From Truck Bed and Pop-Up Campers for Sale

If you’re looking for a different type of vacation that you can take just about anywhere, you may want to look at campers for sale. These travel trailers have a small living area and other features that can be attached to the bed of a truck or hauled behind your vehicle. Your budget, family size, and desired features may determine which type is best.

Truck Bed Type

If you have a truck, you may be interested in truck bed campers for sale. As its name suggests, this type sits in the bed of your truck, so you can take it anywhere your vehicle can go. They are not difficult to load or unload, as a motor raises the structure up with simple controls. You will back the truck under it, lower it down, fasten it as instructed, and you are ready to go. If you ever want to travel away from your campsite, it is easy to unhook so you can use your truck for other purposes.

You can add just about any feature to make your trip more enjoyable and convenient. Many people have a television, generator, satellite dish, and more. If you have other things to haul, such as another vehicle, a boat, or a storage unit with extra supplies, your hitch is unaffected. You don’t lose any of your truck’s abilities when using this type, except for the truck bed space. Because it is attached to your vehicle, you won’t need a separate license plate. You may need to check with your insurance agent to see if additional coverage is needed on your automobile policy, but you should not need a separate policy.

A big consideration with this type is ensuring that your vehicle is made to support it. Look at the information in your truck’s manual or inside the door, and make sure the vehicle plus the camper weight does not exceed its limits.

Pop-Up Type

The pop-up camper is a lightweight structure that unfolds and pops up into a small living area. Most vehicles have no trouble hauling it, and it is easily unfolded when you reach your destination. The walls are much like a tent, so you get to enjoy more of the smells and sounds from the outdoors, but you are not actually on the ground.

Similar to the truck-bed type, you can also enjoy features like a microwave, television, and more. This type, however, is not well suited in extreme temperatures. A heater or air conditioner can be installed to help on really cold or hot days.

When it comes to towing a pop-up, many vehicles will do. Full or mid-size family cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans can usually accommodate the weight. As with the truck bed type, check your manual for the maximum hauling weights.

With either type, it’s a good idea to stock it with the things you will need so it’s ready to go when you are. Some basic supplies would be kitchenware, bedding, toiletries, and non-perishable foods. Then all you will have to do is decide where to go!

If you enjoy the outdoors but want a little more protection from the elements than a tent, take a look at campers for sale in your area. A knowledgeable staff person will be able to listen to your camping plans and recommend an option that is best for you, while fitting in your budget.